Due to its geographical location and topography, Ethiopia enjoys a very favourable climate for much of the year. From September to March, the sun is shining almost daily and the temperature is constantly mild, between 20 and 25°C on the high plateaus. A small rainy season occurs between early March and April in the South, while heavy rainfall is common from mid-June to September in the North. Lovers of "African warmth" will find their happiness in the lowlands in the east and south of the country, while the most sporty can indulge in the joys of trekking in the coolness of the high mountains culminating at an altitude of over 4,000 m.
A very rich culture :
Ethiopia's millenary history includes a diversity and richness that is largely unknown. Never colonized and for centuries sheltered from major external influences, Ethiopia boasts a unique and atypical culture in Africa. This identity is affirmed in fields as diverse as architecture, music, gastronomy and religious practice. Nowhere else on the continent will you find such a cultural mosaic.
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